COVID-19: A data perspective

A data perspective


All COVID-19 releases

StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada

A series of articles on various subjects which explore the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic landscape. New articles will be released periodically.

  • Youth—but not adults—reported less physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

    While lockdown periods and physical distancing measures are fundamental in reducing virus transmission, prolonged restrictions may lead to reduced engagement in physical activity and exercise. This article examines changes in reported physical activity from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it examines changes in the proportion of Canadians meeting physical activity guidelines, as well as changes in the types of physical activity reported. The article explores differences between youth (aged 12 to 17), adults (aged 18 to 64) and older adults (aged 65 and over).

  • Impact of COVID-19 on businesses majority-owned by various sub-population groups and visible minorities, third quarter of 2021

    While all businesses in Canada have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, different types of businesses have been impacted in different ways. This is also true for different communities that operate businesses in Canada. This article explores results from the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions by looking at the businesses majority-owned by women, First Nations, Métis or Inuit persons, immigrants to Canada and visible minorities.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on businesses in retail trade, third quarter of 2021

    Different industries have been impacted in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, retail trade was one of the hardest hit by public health restrictions, but in recent months, retail business sentiment has improved significantly. This paper presents a portrait of the pandemic's impact on businesses in retail trade and the expectations of these businesses moving forward. It involves an examination of the data produced by the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions.

All StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada articles

Latest releases from The Daily

All COVID-19 related releases from The Daily

Serving Canadians while navigating a path to recovery

As we continue to move forward in these uncharted times, the importance of providing reliable statistics to Canadians becomes more evident. The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an extraordinary demand for real-time, high quality data on Canada's people, society and economy. In step with this demand, Statistics Canada hastened its data collection and dissemination of insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and individuals.

Learn moreabout our commitment to service Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Government of Canada resources

Trust centre

A century of trust, safety, facts

Date modified: